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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Can symptoms of pulmonary embolism (chest tightness, heart palpitations) come and go, or will they be constant if it's a dangerous pe clot?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Can symptoms of pulmonary embolism (chest tightness, heart palpitations) come and go, or will they be constant if it's a dangerous pe clot?

Yes: Many causes however, so exam and testing is required to be definitive. Small recurrent emboli are known and can be intermittent and variable, and eventually lethal. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Jerry Light
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
31 years in practice
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Can a low heart cause pulmonary embolism?

Dr. Jerry Light
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
31 years in practice
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Can a low heart cause pulmonary embolism?

No: I'm guessing that you mean a heart that lays low in the chest. This would not cause pulmonary embolism; in fact the position of the heart would have no effect on pulmonary embolism, which is caused by clots in veins (usually in the legs or pelvis) breaking loose and traveling to the lung. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Taras Kucher
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
21 years in practice
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I have pulmonary embolism and everytime i move om my couch my heart beat fast and hard and last for at least 30min or more. Or if i walk a few feet?

Dr. Taras Kucher
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
21 years in practice
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I have pulmonary embolism and everytime i move om my couch my heart beat fast and hard and last for at least 30min or more. Or if i walk a few feet?

Could be unrelated.: Those symptoms can be unrelated to pulmonary embolism, but could be caused by pulmonary hypertension. The best way to tell if that is the case is by doing cardiac echocardiogram. ...Read more

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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
31 years in practice
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Is it possible to increase heart muscle after a heart attack followed by triple bypass followed by pulmonary embolism?

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
31 years in practice
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Is it possible to increase heart muscle after a heart attack followed by triple bypass followed by pulmonary embolism?

Yes: check with your cardiologist and heart surgeon. Discuss aspirin, betablockade, clopidogrel, statin and ACE inhibitor. Perhaps other drugs. Anticoagulation is mandatory. High complexity disease needs expert docs. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
17 years in practice
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I am 51. At 47 i had tia, dvt, pulmonary embolism, hole in heart. I am on warfarin and aggrenox. New white places in brain. Should i be concerned?

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
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I am 51.  At 47 i had tia, dvt, pulmonary  embolism, hole in heart.  I am on warfarin and aggrenox.  New white places in brain.  Should i be concerned?

Yes: Atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale are the most common (heart holes). The fact that you have a history of tias and dvt/pe should be a concern for a paradoxical embolus. You should see a cardiologist who should refer you to a structural interventional cardiologist or a minimally invasive cardiac surgeon to repair this defect. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Sample
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
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Is it possible to get an air embolism from an IV? I had an IV the other day and was given comprazine. It made my heart rate go way up. any reason why?

Dr. Jason Sample
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
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Is it possible to get an air embolism from an IV? I had an IV the other day and was given comprazine. It made my heart rate go way up. any reason why?

No air embolism: You did not have air embolism. Yes, a bubble or two of air may have gotten into your venous circulation. That's it. Air embolism occurs when a larger volume of air is injected, usually under pressure. You likely experienced a side effect of the drug or a symptom of the condition it was treating. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
21 years in practice
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Does your heart rate go up rapidly during amniotic-fluid embolism?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
21 years in practice
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Does your heart rate go up rapidly  during amniotic-fluid embolism?

Yes and then you die: Afe is a very rare but frequently lethal condition for the parturient. Unheralded cardiovascular collapse and disseminated intravascular coagulation are the main manifestations and can prove lethal very quickly even with expert care. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Does your heart rate go up rapidly or down during amniotic-fluid embolism?

Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does your heart rate go up rapidly or down during amniotic-fluid embolism?

Up: Generally up because of the significant vascular response, vascular dilation and the heart trying to compensate, there is a 50% mortality and those who do not die are in the ICU because they almost died, it's horrible. If you are considering that you have this problem currently, well, you wouldn't be able to write this. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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